January 8, 2019

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MORE by Mark Osborne (director of The Little Prince) is a short, little stop-motion film with a real big message. Take a five minute break today to watch and  remember where happiness comes from and the importance of protecting it. 
An inventor realizes that the true essence of his inspiration cannot be manufactured.
Practicing Kindness
New year, new section! I talk about kindness a lot, because I think it's really important. It doesn't require some grandiose gesture, just a little intention. Each week I'm gonna use this section to send out an idea on how to extend kindness to others, and to yourself, in hopes we all do a better job of making kindness a habit. 

So for this week, I'm going to suggest holding the door for someone. Simple and easy, you got this. 
I'm not big on breakfast for dinner, but the other night I pretty much only had eggs in the fridge, so I had to get inventive. And by inventive, I mean I Googled some recipes and decided to try this one out because I oddly enough had cucumbers in my fridge too. Anyways, it's pretty much fried rice minus some veggies and not all stirred up. It was easy to make and also delicious. Give it a shot
Art I Like 
Masayo Fukuda is a master of kirie. So what's kirie? It's the Japanese art of paper-cutting. It's incredibly beautiful and intricate. Check out some of Masayo's work below or on her IG. And if you want to learn more, here's a nice article about her most recent project – an octopus cut from a single A2 piece of paper. 
A Song I Like

I really like this Dominic Fike cat and am super excited to hear more from him in 2019. Check out "3 Nights," a track from his 2018 EP,  Don't Forget About Me, Demos, and then give him a follow on Apple or Spotify, or wherever you get your music, so you don't miss a drop. 
How does Darth Vader like this toast? On the dark side. 
The California monarch butterflies are disappearing at an alarming rate. Between 2017 and 2018, the population decreased by 86 percent. How to help, you ask? Make a concerted effort to plant milkweed this spring and summer. Or go the next step and set up your own Monarch butterfly garden
Another Song I Like

This is a funky one. Super mellow and easy to kick back to. Give "Pond Weed" by Brad Stank a listen next time you're lampin'.  
From a Friend
My pal Leah is my go-to for all things food. She just put me on a genius idea - DIY instant (or cup) of noodles. Hella perfect for a weekday work lunch. 
One Last Thing
Everyone is posting the same thing on Instagram and this IG account proves it
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Jennifer Universe